IN FOCUS Night At The Museum
The 42-room Ca’ Sagredo Hotel, a member of the Small Luxury Hotel group, is like a time-travel machine, whisking you back to the 15th century once you step inside. Leaning majestically on the banks of the Grand Canal, looking directly across the water at the Rialto Market and l ocated between Ca’ D’Oro and the Rialto Bridge, the ancient palace has been declared a National Monument in Venice and still preserves the untouched beauty of a noble residence that oozes old world luxury.
Once owned by the Morosini family, the palace was purchased by the Sagredos at the start of the 18th century. The hotel now functions partly like a museum with exquisite architectural touches and surprising artworks in every corner.
A second storey was added to the palace and the walls of the new staircase were decorated by Pietro Longhi in 1734 with a fresco representing The Fall Of The Giants, inspired by Giulio Romano’s Battle Of The Giants for the Palazzo del Te in Mantua.
At the same time, the interior was luxuriously covered by artists Abbondio Stazio and Carpoforo Mazzetti Tecalla with stucco work, much of which is still in place. A stunning highlight to check out is the main artwork in the gilded Music Ballroom, where Apollo appears on his sun cart. Besides the artistic heritage of the Palace, Ca’ Sagredo will also allow you to indulge your passion for Venice and your love for the best food and wine. Its L’Alcova Restaurant, with its splendid panoramic terrace on the Grand Canal, is open all year round to offer cuisine based on local Venetian traditions and is yet another eloquent expression of Mediterranean creativity.
Longhi）装饰的楼梯，以及由马泽蒂（Carpoforo Mazzetti Tecalla）和斯塔齐奥
离圣马可教堂（St Mark’s Basilica）不过15分钟步行路程，难得的是地点
The grand staircase of the Ca’Sagredo Hotel hotel lobby was decorated by Pietro Longhi in 1734